Chinese Turnip Cake

Last year our attempt at a Chinese feast for Lunar New Year was a little bit of a flop. I made Lion's Head Meatballs and just didn't get it quite right. The meatballs were good, but the broth was very bland and the cabbage was a little unwieldy. We'll try again one day, but this... Continue Reading →

Cinnamon Rice Krispie Treats

Literally the easiest dessert ever, with a cinnamon twist. Cinnamon Rice Krispie Treats Ingredients:  3 tbsp butter 1 tsp cinnamon 4 cups mini marshmallows 4 cups Rice Krispies 2 cups Cinnamon Toast Crunch Minis Instructions:  Melt butter over low heat in a large pot. Add the cinnamon, stir, and cook for 2 minutes. Pour in... Continue Reading →

Adieu 2022

Well. 2022 wins the superlative of the year we shared BY FAR the fewest blog posts. The 2021 roundup is still on the front page of the blog... Whoops! In addition to being very busy with the rest of our lives, we've also become a lot more picky with the recipe we save and share... Continue Reading →

Brown Butter Turnips

Six Seasons by Joshua McFadden is a cookbook we keep coming back to again and again, after discovering it during our Cookbook Club adventures. This recipe in particular, we've made a few dozen times. We initially tried it after getting some radishes, which is what the original recipe uses and a vegetable we don't often... Continue Reading →

Fig Chutney (Updated)

8/28/22 Update: Our text from our original post/recipe is below, but the recipe is the updated version. We've made this one a few times this summer - it is fig season after all - and want to update the recipe just a smidge for how we're currently enjoying it. Plus new pictures! =========================================================== Ok y’all.... Continue Reading →

Elotes Italianos

Got excited to make some elotes tonight, as part of our Fourth of July weekend grilling, but turns out we didn't have the cotija in the fridge like we thought. Our improvisation led to making this corn in the style of Mexican street corn, but with the flavors of Italy. Turned out just good enough... Continue Reading →

Honey Roasted Carrots with Feta & Pistachio

Over the past few months, I've been seeing some amazing-looking roasted carrot recipes on Instagram, with some similar attributes. These by Noor Murad from a January Ottolenghi column, with mozzarella, maple, and hazelnuts. There was another with labneh and another with garlic yogurt. The combination of roasted carrots plus some sort of dairy, topped with... Continue Reading →

Pork & Rice Cabbage Rolls

Cabbage rolls can be found in traditional cuisines all across Europe and the Middle East, though in my head, I most associate them with eastern Europe. In keeping with our Ukrainian dinner theme, we made these cabbage rolls in more of a Ukrainian style. As with every "traditional dish" I've ever researched or made, there... Continue Reading →

Ukrainian New Potatoes

Over the past few weeks, I, along with much of the rest of the world, have watched in horror as the Russian invasion of Ukraine has played out on the TV and internet right before my eyes. It's hard to know that you can't do much of anything other than bear witness and donate to... Continue Reading →

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